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May 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> don't equate with lugar. he's the longest-serving republican in the united states senate. secondly, if this hasn't happened before, if it didn't happen in utah before. okay, if they wouldn't have scared the you know what out of john mccain. i think this is actually one of the instances where it is valid to draw some very big conclusions. what you say is exactly right. one point you make is exactly right. >> which is what? >> that republicans disputed the left, republican moderates are really at risk when they get primaries. incumbents are not doing well in the world. >> that's my point. >> i would buy that point. >> to your point, that is the issue. and that is when you have fewer moderate republicans, when you have folks -- when you have freedom works saying do not work with the other side. all you're simply asking for is more contention, more drama in the senate and what you actually need is you need people who do know how to reach across the aisle. to his point about senator john mccain. he was perceived as the guy who can reach across -- who's left? lindsey graham? >>
CNN
May 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
things about the drones but that adding up to the degree that the united states and its allies had been very successful at chipping away at al qaeda's ability to even connect with some of its affiliates, which was a source of its power. >> the overall -- obviously, the white house and the national security council are releasing documents that don't put al qaeda in a very good light. are they representative of everything that's in there? probably. it's interesting. we knew al qaeda was under a lot of pressure but it's interesting to know that they, themselves, realized they were under a lot of pressure. very remote, heavily forested, it would be a good place to hide from american drones and american satellites. these documents mostly from 2010 just before he died. so, you know, it's not only a picture of an organization under stress, it's also bin laden as a micromanager. he was advising -- sending notes to his team saying when you go on the road, gas up and have a meal so you don't have to stop at a gas station. maybe they'll be government spies at the gas station. he was trying to
CNN
May 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
business before he can become president of the united states." >> will cain, what was that about? >> i think that was about promoting businessmen as appropriate leaders of the united states. >> you don't think there was anything interesting in talking about the constitution saying the age of the president and the birth place of the president and the citizenship of of the president, the long run-up to something about business which the romney campaign consistently says is their focus. margaret hoover come on. >> you said will cain and didn't get the answer you like. >> it's not the answer i like. i think you're not being honest with me. >> excuse me, when i'm accused of being dishonest you can be assured i will respond. >> good, you go. >> i think this is the unfortunate happenstance of including donald trump in your news coverage. we expand the narrative to assume that everything mitt romney says when he's speaking on the value of business experience that -- >> run that clip again. >> no, you can play it as soon as i'm done but let me finish this. >> i'm not saying every little thing.
CNN
May 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
horribly wrong. eduardo saverin wants to defriend the united states of america, just to avoid paying taxes, and we aren't going to let him get away with it. >> democratic senator bob casey of pennsylvania is one of two senators who introduced the ex-patriot act. senator, good morning. >> good morning. >> i know we're talking a lot about eduardo saverin in particular but if there was one catalyst for you all to draft this legislation, this ex-patriot act, what was it? >> well, certainly, this is the most egregious example that we know of, but there are more than 1,700 other people who have done the same thing, and the basic thrust of this legislation says that if you expatriate yourself, in other words leave the country, renounce your citizenship, the legislation would provide a 30% tax on the gains that would you get, any kind of future investment gains if, and this is the key thing, if the irs were to determine that the reason you left was for a substantial tax purpose. if they make that finding, and it has to be an objective finding, then the tax would apply. >> you can never return to u
CNN
May 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
russians and international community at large. there is an ongoing debate here in the united states. there are some who oppose military reaction, believe a more robust international response will make matter s wore if that is possible and those who believe the international community have a moral and strategic interest in bringing the assad regime down and bringing this civil war to a close sooner rather than later. doing nothing might no long this. intervening might end it. nobody has been able to make a credible argument either way and the obama administration is left with a country that does not really have a stomach for another international intervention, and international parties who don't want to intervene and they're left with diplomacy. >> senator john mccain called for military action in syria. yesterday on fox news sunday he talked about the obama administration's response and criticized them. i want to listen to that sound. >> horrible things are happening in syria. this administration has a feckless foreign policy which abandons american leadership. i know, because i visit with
CNN
May 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
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May 24, 2012 5:40am PDT
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May 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
leadership of the united states congress voted for that, voted against the nypd and voted for this reckless amendment to me they owe the nypd an apology. the politicians come to new york, want their picture taken with ray kelly and say how good they're doing and when the money is on the line they vote against it. >> this is what representative holt said yesterday, part of his statement, "history has demonstrated that profiling is an ineffective policing tactic that generates resentment rather than cooperation in targeted communities." i just want to point to something else, representative keith ellison, the first muslim elected to congress he testified on the house floor last month about specifically this surveillance tactics specifically of college students. take a listen. >> i was very proud when my son was elected president of the student, muslim student association of his college but i wondered, was my 18-year-old son subject to surveillance, like the kids were at yale, columbia and penn? he's a good kid, never done anything wrong, and i worry to think that he might be in somebody's fil
CNN
May 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
believe in citizenship as the foundation of society. they have come a long way. the united states has very little to fear from these islamists but again another major point before i said that the world that will emerge in that part of the world will not be the same that the united states had dealt with in the last 60 years. it will be assertive. it will be independent. it will be awe thennive and that's why in my book i say the end of america's moment. it's the beginning of the end of america's hegemony using the mubaraks for cronies. >> is it the risk not like the countries like egypt and tunisia will follow an al qaeda model but embracing an islamist movement they follow an iranian mottle, they embrace democracy but once and then you have some theocratic regime that takes over from there? >> thank you for the question. this is the fear, iran is a failed model. the islamic, arab as are islamists do not look for iran as a model but turkey as inspiration. turkey has been able to marry democracy with authenticity. >> military imposed secularism. >> look at the way it's evolved. this tel
CNN
May 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
saying that the united states is not going to pay its bills and debts until we get it done the way we republicans want it. >> i think we have a but coming on here. will cain, jump in. >> i'm glad he brought up budgets. i understand you serve in the house of representatives. can you explain to me why it is that the senate democrats have gone three years without passing a budget? what is the legitimate reason for waiting three years and never fulfilling that duty? >> number one, the president submitted a budget, house democrats have a budget and what we enacted in the senate is very much a part of this it's now a law, the budget control act. it does, in fact, create these caps. one of those caps is the sequester that will take effect next year. >> are you saying you're doing that in lieu of passing a budget? >> the budget doesn't enforce of law. >> so they're not important? >> no, i didn't say they're not important. i said for right now we have in place for two years the budget control act. and, in fact, one of the problems we're having is that our republican colleagues in the house hav
CNN
May 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
using c4. iran does not want a full-on military conflict with the united states. what they prefer are these small scale one-off attacks. we saw, frankly, the most egregious up to this report was the plot to assassinate the saudi ambassador here in the united states. so we do see the iranians using these sorts of tactics, these methods as provocation without going so far as to launch a military attack. >> but why target the diplomats in eyazerbajan. >> i think the iranians are anticipating real effect of the increase in sanctions particularly those targeting the oil sector, the fact they pulled back on that makes sense. we're feeling heat from the american sections and the u.s. alliance with israel. certainly americans are not immune. we've seen in the 1980s the barracks bombing. this wouldn't be the first time, it's the most recent attack. >> you said last night if this is true this would constitute an act of war. what would that mean effectively? >> this came up with an attack on a diplomat on u.s. soil. this is frankly an extension of the debate that started then so any attack again
CNN
May 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
fleet. >> the united states will once again be in the lead, will be providing our own vehicles to take our own astronauts and cargo to the international space station. >>> the u.s. is losing its top diplomat in afghanistan. ryan crockler step down this summer. news of that dpareur comes hours after the conclusion of the nato summit in chicago which produced a formal agreement on the nato withdrawal from afghanistan. there was no deal on getting pakistan to reopen supply routes into afghanistan. >>> 43 catholic groups suing president obama over contraception. the university of notre dame and the archdiocese of new york are hoping to block the law that requires hem to provide contraception coverage. catholic groups say the revision doesn't go far enough and the law violates separate of church and state. >>> a dumb guy in a wig trying to rob a casino. police say he tried to pepper spray a blackjack dealer and grab $115,000 in chips at the bellagio in vegas. police say casino staff wrestled him down. his wig and sunglasses fell off during the struggle while a suspected accomplice got
CNN
May 21, 2012 4:00am PDT
the fight between the united states and china lands in the united states. he is now free to speak and we'll tell you what he is saying. >>> plus a failure to launch. facebook falls flat and opens the trading week where it started on friday. could the stock be a total bust? >>> plus, mick jagger channels another iconic lead singer and nails it on "saturday night live." it is sunday, may 21st. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome everybody. let's get started with some breaking news on what could become very soon new charges of rape against the former imf chief dominic strauss-kahn. let's get right to christine romans for some details. hey, good morning. >> good morning to you, soledad. he could soon face charges in the alleged gang rape of a belgian prostitute. this happened during a party at her hotel in washington, d.c. almost two years ago. that's a story at least the french prosecutors are investigating, launching an investigation into this. a french newspaper says these allegations came from statements that two escorts made to belgian police. dsk held on
CNN
May 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states? >> i think that's a little optimistic. i think we see al qaeda has partially rebuilt itself across the border in pakistan. it has pushed some fighters, including farouk al qatar. and we've also seen a relationship, a continuing relationship in osama bin laden documents between elements of senior al qaeda and the taliban. so, again, very complicated picture here. >> in addition to people criticizing the speech and it was a short speech, i'll give you that, for lack of specifics, i think you have to look at it a couple of ways, right? there's the speech and the content and then there's the political speech. who is the audience that the president's talking to? i count the neighbors of afghanistan, the afghan citizens and civilians themselves, and then, of course, american voters. who am i missing? who is the most important? >> well, i think the american voters are probably the most important here. the fact that the president said he's going to be decreasing on a steady basis the american forces means that we're not going to see over the long run a lot more americans kill
CNN
May 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
potentially a secret deal between the united states and taliban for a prisoner swap, exchanging him for five prisoners held in guantanamo bay. an administration official is telling cnn they were trying to work out a sequence, moving two prisoners to a third qui like qatar and bergdahl would be released and the united states would let three other prisoners go. the negotiations stalled, prompted bergdahl's father so desperate he told the "new york times" the rhetoric is that we don't negotiate with terrorists and therefore what do we do? well you push it hard with everything you have." bergdahl was captured june 30th, 2009 in afghanistan. in one video he claims he was captured after he fell behind on patrol. his message was posted by his captors online in 2009. obviously in a hostage situation. we wanted to play a little clip of what he said. >> well i'm scared. i'm scared i won't be able to go ho home. it is very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> obviously a brutal experience for bergdahl's family and one man who might have insight is michael berg, his son, nicholas, you might remember, was
CNN
May 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
war on terrorism is over or al qaeda is defeated. certain parts of the united states question never let our guard down. people are not surprised, they can use all the drones they want and they are effective. al qaeda will find other ways and we have to constantly stay with them and ahead of them. congressman peter king and fran townsend, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> you bet, congressman. >>> let's get to christine romans this morning. >> good morning, soledad. one month after dropping out of the gop race rick santorum is officially endorsing mitt romney. santorum met with romney last week and released a late night e-mail to supporters saying he has a better understanding of where his former rival stands on conservative issues. he writes "above all else we both agree that president obama must be defeated. the task will not be easy. it will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. governor romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win, this the most credital election of our lifetime. romney has the chance to pick up more delegates
CNN
May 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
action against the united states. the underwear bomber, the bombs on printer cartridges going on u.s. airliners and now this one. their ability to reach out and touch the u.s. is one of the most critical threats right now that the cia is working on. no surprise that drone strike over the weekend, this takedown of a potential bomber, all of this really tied together to go after that network in yemen. >> i think it's interesting that it is now being confirmed that tip came out of saudi arabia. >> absolutely. the saudis have one of the four most counterterrorism intelligence operations in that region of the world. yemen their next door neighbor. they keep a close eye on al qaeda in yemen because they worry about them coming across the border destabilizing their government. we should expect to see more drone strikes and more operations against this al qaeda organization. the critical thing right now is to make sure that there are no more devices out there and no more direct operations aimed at the u.s. administration says they have no direct intelligence about any direct threat to the u.
CNN
May 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
threatening the credit worthiness of the united states. that is not a good thing for the leader of the house of representatives to be doing. >> i know you say you don't want a repeat of the same movie here. someone, very prominent someone within your own party is saying something has to get done. that being president bill clinton. here is what he just said. >> interest rates will go up so fast, you won't be able to catch your breath and everybody will say, why didn't we do this earlier? we should have a considered plan now. >> what's the plan now? >> there's no doubt that we need a plan. in fact, the president's put a plan on the table, which takes the framework of bipartisan groups, which president clinton praised during that speech. simpson bowles said let's reduce our deficit with two tracks. one, make some tough cuts. we already made a trillion dollars in cuts last year. we need to do more of that. we need to cut some of these special interest tax breaks. you have 98% of our republican colleagues in the house that have signed this pledge, saying that not one penny can go to deficit reduc
CNN
May 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
is shaking starting with greece and the ripple effects will hit this country. the united states presidential election will have much more to do with german and greece than gay marriage. paul krugman wrote a four-step process for the way the eurozone will fall apart, it's fascinating but ends with the end of the eurozone within months, not years, months before this presidential election, i'm telling you guy, gay marriage will not be the issue. >> we'll see. thanks, we'll talk in a moment. >>> coming up, new attack ads from mitt romney and president obama's campaigns questioning big money from big business, but are the ads hypocritical? that's what we want to ask on both sides here. >>> plus a pro basketball player leaves the court and heads to the farm. will allen is here to explain why what you can eat can change everything in your own town. this is fascinating, wrote this book. [ sneezes ] ♪ got it all. here. have a good day, honey. i love you, ok. bye, mom. [ female announcer ] sam's mom is muddling through her allergies. what can she do? she can get answers at walgreens. with guidance a
CNN
May 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
the president of the united states say to them that they are entitled to be with the person that they love. that there is not going to be a hole in their life, that he supports them regardless of what their parents might say, regardless of what their church might say. he supports who they are as a full human being. >> well, he also said, mitchell, he believes that the issue should be decided state by state which really isn't going as far as potentially as he could go. are you disappointed by that? >> well, i'm always disappointed when politicians throw a little bit of nuance to it and try to cover themselves or say something that, frankly, is i think quite idiotic but, you know, we all know what it means when you throw things back to the states, that that is open opportunity for prejudice and discrimination but i really think that the bigger issue is for him to come out as a leader and say that he believes and understands why gay people should be entitled to all the rights and privileges and responsibilities of marriage. that's the bigger issue. >> he talked about it being an evo
CNN
May 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
sides will use it to prove their point about what austerity means. >> in the united states, we will look at our election through this prism, and it is interesting because when we talked to krugman when he was here the other day, and the continuation is that you cannot and austerity does not promote growth. that is the big take away and he said this in an answer that makes more sense than anybody in europe is willing to admit is to break up the euro. europe's common currency and they would not be in this fix if greece had the drachma and so on, and mainly devaluation. and this is from "the new york times" sunday from paul krugman. >> well, every country has its own currency and it can make it behave their own way. >> well, they didn't go the whole way, and share the budget problems of the whole country. >> they need a stronger euro and some countries need a weaker euro and they can't do anything about it. >> you are wrong. >> and this is the people celebrating hollande's election in france, and they are silly, because they will not get what they want, because the markets will impose auste
CNN
May 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
the united states with her. mr. chen is still being held in a beijing hospital after his daring escape from house arrest under the cover of night. you'll remember he slipped past chinese guards back on april 22nd. he was then drifg ven to the u. embassy in beijing where he sought refuge until this past wednesday where he left for medical treatment at the hospital where he was reunited with his wife and two children. yesterday chen made it clear he regretted leaving the embassy saying he was concerned for both his and his family's safety. and he said he wanted to leave china with secretary clinton. at a state department press briefing yesterday, spokesman mark toner was asked by our state department producer about america's plan of action. >> we're not sure, in fact, what his intentions are, what his goals are, now that he's had a change of heart. >> i think there's no doubt what he wants, he wants to be on a plane back with secretary clinton. >> i'm not going to pre-judge conversations and not going to speculate from this podium in washington on any possible outcome. >> chen is
CNN
May 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
and brother. >> he has come to the united states with his wife and two children, a 6-year-old and a 10-year-old. >> yes. >> but as you point out there is lots of concern about the family members, his nephew, his brother, his mother who have all stayed behind. what is the situation with them right now? >> it is very, very bad. the situation is hard to get information because we only get it by way of people who phone in and give up dates but the police have cordoned off a number of his family members so while the chens are free here, the other christens chens are not. that goes equally for a number of the people, the woman who helped him escape. she has already been beaten around the face and sexually molested. then there is a whole group of other people including lawyers, one of them who was actually a visiting scholar in 2009, i had him in a hearing. he went back. he is the man who defended chen in 2005 in the court as part of a group of lawyers. he was beaten so badly trying to reach chen at the hospital that he may have lost hearing in one of his ears. this is a brutal dictatorshi
CNN
May 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
role in growing the economy and helping to create jobs and making the united states successful as it's been relative to europe or japan, the idea that they wouldn't make great leaders for our country is a little farfetched. >> but you think they make good job creators, because right now the focus of private equity and i guess has always been making money, not necessarily creating jobs, right? >> well, i think that it's half true that companies and bain capital work for investors, but more importantly, they work for customers and you can't be successful with investors if you aren't successful with customers. what you are doing is trying to make companies stronger and make them grow faster, and we created a lot of employment relative to jam and europe. >> you argue in your book that the superrich is very good for the middle-class. how is that so? >> well, i make an argument that the economy has changed significantly from the 1950s. that was the era of big business where we were capitalizing on the value of mass produced goods like cars, you need big companies to process them, the oi
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